Program Description

The Community Mental Health Services Block Grant is dedicated to improving public mental health service systems across the country. The purpose of the grant is to help build and support the community-based public mental health system for adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children with severe emotional disturbance (SED).

General Program Requirements

The grant is awarded to the 59 states and territories of the United States according to a formula established by congress. Eligible states and territories must submit an annual application to SAMHSA.  States and territories further disseminate the funding to providers of service.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for a grant from your state, please visit the specific state website for mental health services for more information.

Program Contact Information

For more information please visit the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant

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